Canoe Trip on the Columbia River
One of the many fabulous things you can do around Golden BC and Vagabond Lodge is to go for a canoe trip on the Columbia River. You can rent a canoe at Columbia Valley Canoes which is located just a new minutes south of Golden. From there you basically float down the river until you come to the airport and pull in. The owner, Heidi comes and picks you up and takes you back to your car. The cost was $60 per 2 person canoe.Our trip was 3 hours. Great deal. We canoed into a lake, the river has created at one point and some of us(not me) jumped into the lake and went for a swim. Water is crystal clear. The tricky part is getting back into the canoe but they managed to do it without dumping anyone. Here is video of our trip.
A great day today. Temperatures are getting nice and warm and sunny skies. I had a real treat today. I went on a trail ride in the Blaeberry Valley today. It is the valley to the North of Golden and very historical. It was the original fur trading route through the rockies and was discovered in the early 1800's. A friend from Golden owns a trail riding company called Bear Corner Adventures. www.bearcornerb-b.com. BJ is a former warden in Yoho National Park and has been in operation here for about 10 years. He took me a 4 friends on a 3 hour ride along the Blaeberry River. The scenery is fabulous. He can do overnight trips up the Howse Pass. Here is a video I put together of our trip.
Over 60 cms of New Snow fell in the past couple days. Crazy. I can't remember having it snow this much. Not here for sure in a short period of time. Yesterday was certainly the best skiing with a lot lighter snow and colder temperatures. Today was more snow and a bit heavier. Not that I am complaining. Never. Conditions are once in a decade. But having said that...we lost an entire weekend of bookings when our guests couldn't make it here from Calgary. That is a tough hit. Hopefully we can rebook them for another date. We did have 3 Swedish guests come from Revelstoke. They must of made it just before the highway was closed..again. Guests who left here in the afternoon took close to 6 hours to get to Banff and that is usually less than a 2 hour drive. Transcanada highway is still closed in both directions.
Ken along with his wife Lori are the owners and operators of Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.